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live reports around the world next. in less than 24 hours, opening statements begin in the high profile george zimmerman trial. we'll take you to sanford, florida, with a look ahead what to expect from the courtroom. although the food network says they are parting with paula deen for a racial comment, some of her fans are saying it's best to forgive and forget. we'll tell you what else they're saying. let's begin with the breaking news, the man behind the nsa leaks, edward snowden, heading for ecuador. wikileaks helped him get from hong kong to russia today. ecuador's foreign minister tweeted today he requested asylum there and russian leaders say he could stop in cuba. the u.s. is asking them not to let snowden in.
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the u.s. is telling us they have revoked his passport. president obama has been briefed on thezation. right now it appears snowden may still be in moscow but unclear when that flight will take off. officials here are scrambling to stop snowden any way they can. a source says his passport was revoked. yesterday, we're told the u.s. asked hong kong to detain snowden. now, he's in russia and perhaps on his way to ecuador at some point but unclear how he made that transition from hong kong to jill doherty joining us from washington. what are state department officials saying or any else for that matter how he was able to leave hong kong even though the paperwork had been nevada. the paperwork ne-u.s. sent to hong kong. >> you know, fred, this is moving really really fast.
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just two seconds ago i'm checking a statement from state department spokesman, jan sa, a she is talking about the passport being revoke. what she's saying, persons with a felony arrest warrant. that would include mr. snowden, are subject to having their passports revoked. such a revocation, she said, does not affect citizenship status. the important part, persons wanted on felony charges and they specifically mentioned mr. snowden, such as mr. smoennowde should not be allowed to proceed on any further international travel than necessary to return him to the united states and they say because of privacy they can't get into his specific case. what she is saying the united states now because snowden is in moscow, really wants moscow, russia, to return him to the
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united states. that if he doesn't have a passport, that is what the russians should do. they're not saying they're telling that to the government but that's the message, they want him returned to the united states. it is a very quick moving story but that's the latest development, fred. >> i wonder if i could ask you to elaborate on that on their behalf, when they say that's what should happen, does that mean there is an agreement in place whether it be between the u.s. and russia or any other country, for that matter, that that is the protocol, when there is this felony charge, they would be returned or this person just talking about should meaning morally they should do this? >> they're not really talking about morally. in this case, it's really legality. what they're saying is that's the u.s. law. do other countries respect that? don't forget, this is -- in a lot of these extradition cases
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and the u.s. does not have an extradition treaty with russia, there are a lot of wes you can get around it, other clauses apply, et cetera. there could be a way for russia to simply ignore this, maybe let him go on his way. but now they're making it very clear that's what they want. it raises the ante with russia. china is almost beside the case at this point, he's gone, he's out of there, but russia right now is really being challenged, i would you ssay by the united s to do what the united states wants. will russia do that or not? >> keep us posted with the information you're getting from our sources in washington. edward snowden now in russia, unclear when or if he will be able to get on another plane and head to ecuador or whether what other country will accept his
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request for asylum. he did make a formal request for asylum to that country. our phil black is in moscow. phil, give us an idea whether there is any direct dialogue taking place right now between the u.s. and russia about edward snowden. >> reporter: we don't have a sense of that right now, fredericka. at the moment, the russian government has not made any official statement about just what it is thinking or been asked or what it may do, now that edward snowden has effectively arrived on its front door. tonight, snowden is spending the night at the airport. one of the biggest airports. looks like he's spending the night hopefully with the intention of getting on board a connecting flight to south america or one that will get him to ecuador at some point in the next few days. the speculation, not confirmed, he will try this via direct
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flight to havana from moscow tomorrow and from there, take further connections, one or more that would eventually get him to ecuador. we haven't seen edward snowden today. he's been locked up within the terminal. did not come out or try to officially cross the russian border. he's within that transit area still airside and has been ma making connections with the russian officials includi including -- spending quite a bit of time with him himself. >> that's the trajectory including edward snowden and leave moscow and leave ecuador, none of that is confirmed. we just know he did make a request for asylum to ecuador. spelling it out ecuador folks in russia are having contact with edward snowden. meantime, he did make his way
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from hong kong to moscow. there are people on the plane who happened to know edward snowden is on board. this is what some of the passengers had to say upon exit from the plane. >> i do not even know who is edward snowden. i saw that was black car near our aircraft, a car with the registration number. >> in the cabin, all was quiet. departure was not delayed. there was nothing unusual. >> translator: i saw two cars pulled up to the jet. everything was fine. the border guards boarded ed ed plane. no one was detained and everything was fibe and then three buses left the airport. everything was fine. >> almost like it was just a normal flight for many people on board, a flight from hong kong to russia with edward snowden on it. in washington, officials are stumped and angry about
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officials refusal to expedite edward snowden or at the very least keep him from fleeing all together. we know, according to a senior administration official who revealed to you the president is being kept abreast of all the information. what do we know about what kind of contact conversations are taking place between the white house and the kremlin? >> reporter: you are right, a senior administration official telling me throughout the day, as appropriate, has been getting updates throughout the day on snowden's movement and has been briefed by his national security team. beyond that, officials being very tight lipid abo-lipped beh scenes and discussions with officials in hong kong and these countries where snowden could end up going, including ecuador. there obviously is concerned at the white house and across the obama administration because they had hoped this would have ended in a much different way,
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that snowden would have been extradited from hong kong because they say they have good law enforcement issues relationship with hong kong. they do have this treaty and they believe their case, charges very strong and expected hong kong would have extradited him. that created problems for the administration, ongoing conversations with the hope of getting snowden back to the united states. >> thank you so much. keep us posted. in the meantime, hong kong adamant it was the u.s. that dropped the ball allowing snowden to flee to moscow. nic robertson is in hong kong with reaction. >> reporter: the hong kong government made it very clear why edward snowden was allowed to leave. they say they weren't given the right legal documentation from the united states to meet their requirements to issue a provisional arrest warrant for edward snowden the united states asked for. for that reason, without an
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arrest warrant, edward snowden wasn't on an arrest list and a free man free to leave the country, which is what he's done. one legal expert he watch ed sad he's shocked what the deposit has done. all the government needed was to know edward snowden was in hong kong and wanted for the united states for prosecution in the united states. those were the minimum legal requirements that needed to be met. he said, as far as he could see, those were met. not only has hong kong allowed edward snowden to leave by not arresting him, they have also said they're now writing a letter to the u.s. government to find out about edward snowden's allegations of cyber-hacking of china's computers in hong kong. really, in some ways, this sort of diplomatic standoff being ratcheted off. hong kong not only letting edward snowden, it would seem, leave the country a free man but also questioning the united
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states over his allegations of nsa cyber-hacking here. nic robertson, cnn, hong kong. >> many u.s. lawmakers have publicly condemned edward snowden's actions. just yesterday, nancy pelosi was booed by a liberal audience after referring to him as a criminal. >> as far as snowden, i would be in disagreement with you. he did violate the law, in terms of releasing those documents. we don't know -- >> [ boo! ]. >> i understand. i understand. but he did violate the law. >> pelosi was speaking at a net roots group in california. she said more transparency in government programs would be welcome. outside boston, police searched the property of an nfl player twice. more on the nfl patriot and death of a friend of his whose
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now to the latest on the case involving new england patriots star, aaron hernandez. they searched his home for a second time investigating the death of his friend whose body was found less than a mile from his house. >> reporter: if patriots tight end aaron hernandez had plans for a quiet saturday afternoon, it didn't turn out that way. for the second time in a week, investigators, this time, almost twice as many as before, descended on his home and several cars and spent four hours conducting a search. a local locksmith was involved going in and out.
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and so were two police dogs. investigators wearing gloves carried equipment in cases. no outdoor sightings from the famous homeowner but his lawyer with offices from boston to hong kong arrived two hours into the search. for a flash, the football player appeared at his front door, looking outside. police are not calling hernandez a suspect in the murder of odin lloyd, shot to death monday, however, investigators are making the star football play a focus. lloyd's body was found less than a mile from the patriot tight end's home and on saturday, police continued to guard the scene. lloyd's family described hernandez as a friend and says the two partied at nightclubs together. the girlfriends of both men are sisters. surveillance shows the men together on the street where lloyd lives hours before his body was found on the ground.
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this is the rhode island strip club was searched in connection with the investigation. detectives seized surveillance videos taken inside club desire that covered more than two days. it's unclear whether they're trying to document whether the victim and hernandez may have been there or for another reason. >> reporter: and today, no police activity at the house and so far, no hernandez sights but he remains under a microscope, as investigators continue to analyze everything they took away in all of those evidence bags. fred. >> susan candiotti, appreciate that, thank you. now to new developments in the controversy surrounding tv chef paula deen, who admitted to using the "n" word. the food network canceled her contract but fans say she apologized and it's time to move on. listen. >> was it right? no. i mean, she could have used another term, but, hey, it was a
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mistake that she made. >> she made a mistake and she probably shouldn't have said that. she has apologized. i think maybe we ought to take that for what it's worth. it sounds like it was sincere. >> i think it's a learning lesson for her and a learning lesson for people that do forgive. i will forgive her. >> deen and her brother are being sued for alleged sexual and racial harassment by a former manager at their restaurant. nick valencia joining me now. what more are fans saying? >> reporter: this has become a larger contextual issue here about race in america, fred, and about how it's still a very real issue. paula deen for all her mistakes and what she calls mistakes and she's apologized for, they've come out to aggressively support her, even saying the media has blown this out of proportion. and the food network, after 11 years, decided not to renew her contract. they call it a kneejerk reaction
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from the food network for not renewing her contract. there are others who said there's no apology for what she's done and it doesn't matter if she grew up in a different era or different time. >> here's what's troubling to me, put aside paula deen. to be honest, i don't really care what paula deen cares about as to race. what i do care about my mother is two weeks older to the day than paula deen and she raised me to know not only are those kind of words unacceptable but in fact the history of the anti-bellum south is not something to glorify, not something to wax nostalgic about, something to be horrified by. >> while there are those who are standing up for her, fred, there are others that aren't buying any excuse that comes out. >> what about any other sponsors she has. >> this is the most interesting thing about it, the fallout from
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the sponsors and companies that employ her and put her products out there. i talked to qvc, home shopping network say they're reconsidering and re-examining their business relationship and this statement i just received from walmart, really more of a non-comment, walmart will not be commenting on our business relationship with paula deen at this time. a spokesman for walmart says we should expect to hear something from the company as early as monday. fred. >> thanks so much. >> you bet. the heavens have delivered a rare treat to moon gazers, called a super moon and happens when the moon is full and the closest point to earth in its orbit. that makes it the biggest brightest moon of the year according to nasa. the trial of george zimmerman gets under way first thing tomorrow. jurors will have to decide if trayvon martin's death was
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opening statements begin tomorrow in the george zimmerman murder trial. he is charged with second degree murder in the death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. zimmerman says the shooting was self-defense. tomorrow, both sides will lay out their case to the jury. our martin savidge is in sanford, florida, where the trial will take place. what can we expect to hear in the opening statements tomorrow? >> there's a couple of things, fred. first and foremost before we get to opening statements, we will be looking to see if there are any last minute motions and that might be the time you will hear it. it's possible -- i wound say it's likely, possible the prosecution in this case could try to appeal that frye hearing that said that these audio experts the prosecution wanted to put on the stand will not be allowed to testify pertaining to
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this infamous 911 call. it is possible the prosecution could say, you know what, judge, we want to go back and rethink this and we want to appeal that because you see the prosecution doesn't get to appeal after a verdict is rendered, unlike the defense would. we might see something like that and if it happens, it would throw a monkey wrench into the timing. opening statements we already know what is going to happening. it was george zimmerman said to profile 17-year-old trayvon martin and confronted him and killed him, the reason he's charged with second degree murder. the defense doesn't have to make an opening statement. they could waive that right. unlikely, but they could. it's expected both sides present opening statements, they'll each take about 20 minutes. martin, knowing all the jury members, the six are all women, you have to wonder whether the attorneys will modify the language or their planned presentation of these opening
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statements. five of the six women are mothers. you have wonder if they're crafting their opening statement s because off the makeup of the jury. >> i guess there would be jury experts that would probably look into that and can give you all sorts of insights. on the surface, they would think it doesn't matter they're female or all matter, it is the fact they are impartial jurors they want to see and that's what both sides believe they have in this particular jury. there could be some concern by outsiders who look at not so much the gender but racial makeup. we already know this is a racially charged case and say, wait a minute, you really only have one person of color. that could be bothersome to some. that is not the question here. the real question is there are many opinions about this case but only six matter. that is the jurors in this particular case. so how those opening statements are going to be crafted, we'll find out tomorrow. >> we will indeed.
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thanks so much, martin savidge uncovering that story as it unfolds tomorrow from sanford, florida. we appreciate it. coming up next, more on edward snowden leaving hong kong. yes, he is out of there. hopped a flight, now in moscow, what happens next? i'll talk to former cia director james woolsey about snowden's ability to elude the u.s. and potential impact on u.s. intelligence.
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the man accused of leaking u.s. surveillance programs has really been on the move, in moscow after leaving hong kong, jumping from continent to continent. snowden's movements makes it appear it's been kind of easy and effortless for him. has it been? >> it may appear that way.
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i would say probably not. this very long run he's making from the u.s. government is fraught wit peril and fighting it on two fronts. a perception front. wikileaks put out this statement saying he's an american whistleblower who has exposed a global surveillance regime just looking for a safe haven in a democratic nation. all of that is not happening because wikileaks want to say it, they're trying to help create the sense he is a new culture hero doing good and other nations ought to want to take him in. of course, that's very very different than the message we're getting from the u.s. government. now, let's talk about the physical side of this and what is hard or not. we're talking about the sprawling airport in moscow, and the question, is this just a stopover. does he move over here to cuba or ecuador or some other place? is it a place where they open the back door, it's a big place
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and let him slip away from moscow to the ecuadorian embassy where he could hang out and be safe. everywhere along the step he is potentially exposed. let me explain why. if you look at the world, most of the countries in the western hemisphere excludeing cuba are part of the extradition treaty with the united states. that is trueles of europe and india and australia, several nations, some nations in africa. most of africa is not part of extradition treaties with us as are much of this part of the world, notably, russia and china. so here are the caveats you have the bear in mind, even the countries that have extradition treaties with us including ecuador can go against it if they disagree with the charges. if you have somebody charged with something that is a crime here but not necessarily a crime
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there, they can say we're not extraditing for that reason. second, the penalty. treason is punishable by the death penalty. if that's where this leads in the long run. nations say we are not returning him because we don't have the death penalty and don't support the death penalty. and thirdly, what is in play now are the politics of the matter. a lot of nations seem to be enjoying the u.s. is twisting in the wind on this trying to find this guy. they may like that a great deal. here's the catch and important to keep in mind when you say, is this easy for him to get around? the simple truth is even nations we don't have a deal with like russia or china or even cuba, hard to imagine it happening there, even nations where we don't have a deal, could return him to the united states if they determined it was in their interest to do so. they could milk all the political value out of this circumstance that they could, make the u.s. look very very bad and in the end say, now, let's
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make ourselves look good to the world community, after all we think he might be a criminal, we'll send him back. that's why every step he travels in this long long journey really is fraught with a tremendous amount of peril and i think this story and saga will go on and on for quite some time. >> goodness. thanks so much. tom foreman, appreciate that. just how long could it take. edward snowden once worked for the cia and now a target in a global cat and mouse game. he is now in moscow you have seen in the map there and the u.s. does not have an extradition treaty with russia but you saw they have it with so many other nations on the map tom just showed us. instead, this is a diplomatic cliff hanger between the u.s. and russia. i want to bring in the director of the cia and central intelligence. james woolsey joining us on the phone from annapolis, maryland. how much of a diplomatic mess is
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this, in your view? >> well, once he was in hong kong, it was really a question of what china wanted, whether or not he stayed, because although we have an extradition treaty with hong kong, hong kong is one of two systems in a single state, as they put it, the state being china, and china can keep him -- could have at the point him from coming back to the united states by claiming this was a political matter and so forth. so i think what's clear here is that both china and russia have no affronting the united states. they're not concerned particularly what president obama thinks of them. they are doing what they want to do. they don't think that we have any leverage over them and that's the way they're acting
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and i think that's the way they will continue to act. >> if the u.s. has no leverage with russia right now, because that's where edward snowden is, and if the is indeed hoping to get to ecuador, what kind of leverage might the u.s. have with ecuador? >> i don't know that it has much because ecuador is drifting very far left under sort of the tutelage of venezuela. it's part of the movement in a kind of cuban direction, in at least northern south america. i think once -- once snowden got to hong kong, the big powerful states here, china and russia are going to use this to embarrass the united states, to make the united states look weak, and to sort of play with us as a cat plays with a mouse. i think this will continue for a
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while. >> so i imagine the u.s. is going to work on that. you know, trying to figure out what went wrong. but in the meantime, it seems like the priority is, how do they go about capturing, detaining edward snowden, making sure he faces these charges of espionage and theft of u.s. documents. what kind of conversations are taking place right now in order to move in that direction? >> it would be good but, again, with china being able to tell hong kong what to do, for all practical purposes here, and with russia not worrying at all about offending or affronting the united states, then between them, in one way or another, directly or indirectly, they can see it to, i think, that snowden ends up in ecuador or venezuela or cuba or some place they will not either have or if they do have, will not honor an extradition agreement with the
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united states. >> james woolsey, thanks so much. former director of the cia and central intelligence. thanks for your time. appreciate it. >> let's remember this legal and diplomatic quagmire all started after edward snowden fled the u.s. with a trove of intelligence and shared his story with "the guardian" newspaper. reporter glenn greenwald has been in contact with him ever since and spoke about snowden's agenda and his state of mind. >> what's remarkable to me the whole time although he's very rational and understands the consequences he has prompted for himself he has never evinced any sort of regret or remorse or even fear. he's not scared at all. he feels he absolutely did the right thing on shining the light on the government and informing his fellow citizens and more than prepared to accept whatever consequen consequences come from that. >> in that conversation you had with him, what did he tell you is his next step?
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>> he's my source. e he's continuing to work with me on the stories we've been writing. i won't divulge the conversation or his plans or intentions. he's been clear from the start that his goal is to remain part of this debate, to be able to defend himself and participate in the ongoing debate about surveillance policies. he knows if he ends up in the clutches of the u.s. government they will put him in a cage and silence him from being heard like they did to bobby manning and another. and he plans to remain free for as long as any in his position would. >> greenwald says any claims snowden's leaks are putting u.s. national security at risk are ridiculous, in his view, simply expo exposing the fact the u.s. is lying to the american people. it's a florida case that has received national attention from the very start, george zimmerman's day in court has arrived. he is accused of murdering
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trayvon martin. zimmerman calls itself defense. we'll preview this high profile case when we come back.
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to what extent can the u.s. go after edward snowden now that he is out of hong kong? >> i'd be surprised if we can be successful with russia. i'm not the top expert on this particular issue but i know that we spend a lot of time trying to recruit russian double agents. the russians spend time trying to recruit our double agents. the cold war is alive and well at that level of espionage and
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courant counter espionage. which in a sense, snowden is fair game. he's a fair victory for russia in this kind of back and forth. if we had the equivalent coming from russia, we might for all i know be willing to give that person asylum. i don't think we can expect russia will help in this unless russia sees some opportunity for other potential benefit i can't put my finger on right now or russia becomes disenchanted with snowden for some reason. russia wants to uphold its reputation as a place to which american defectors can go to reveal secrets. much of the russian intelligence apparatus is trying to gather secret information on the united states all the time. >> sounds like you think he would stay in russia mds to mop him making it a stop on the way to somewhere else. >> i'm saying it's plausible he
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would stay in russia. i don't know what he plans to do. plausible. both sides still play a little bit of this old-fashioned cold war game. i don't know if snowden knows anything than he's already told us but the russians might be interested in finding out. >> michael, thank you. appreciate it. then rest. to fuel the metabolic cycle they were born to have, purina one created new healthy metabolism wet and dry. with purina one and the right activity, we're turning feeding into a true nature experience. join us at purinaone.com vo: i've always thought the best part about this country is that we get to create our future. you get to take ownership of the choices you make. the person you become.
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nelson mandela, is in critical condition today. president jacob zuma and other officials have visited mandela in the hospital. president zuma, saying that the doctors, i'm quoting now, doctors are doing everything possible to get his condition to improve and are ensure iing he well looked after and is comfortable, that quote coming from president zuma on nelson mandela's now critical condition situation there. he has been in the hospital with a long infection since june 8th now, while just a few days ago, his grandson said he was in improving condition. this information coming from president jacob zuma saying former president nelson mandela is now in critical condition in south africa. we'll keep you posted on that. meantime, another big story we're following, trial that is beginning tomorrow in florida, the george zimmerman murder trial. he is charged with shooting and
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killing 17-year-old trayvon martin. cnn legal correspondent, jean casares explains what we can expects to see in the courtroom tomorrow. >> reporter: fredericka, opening statements will be so important tomorrow morning right here in sanford, florida, because both sides will tell the jury, this is what the evidence will show you. on the side of the prosecution we expect for them to lay out the elements of second degree murder that trayvon martin is dead, caused by a criminal act of george zimmerman and he did that act with ill will, hatred, spite or evil intent. the whole of the prosecution's case is trayvon martin confronted george zimmerman. they can use the words profiling and confrontation. on the part of the defense it is about self-defense. that trayvon martin punched george zimmerman that his head lay on the ground and started to be pounded into the cement by trayvon martin, and george
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zimmerman believing he was about to die and knew of the one thing he could do to save his own life was to take his gun and shoot trayvon martin. >> that was jean casares reporting. overseas, as many as 1,000 people may be dead in flooding in india. floodwaters and land sides hit the country in china. about 70,000 people have been evacuated since the floods began. compare. the food network may have dropped paula deen but many of her fans are still standing by the celebrity chef. dean admitted to using a racial slur years ago but fans are saying since she has apologized, food network should not have fired in canada this hour, raging floodwaters are threatening a new city. residents in one town, almost 1,000 people, have already been evacuated. we'll have an update on the rising waters next.
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dangerous. residents told not to go on any bridges. the city here at energy city without power. much of the downtown evacuated. for the mayor, it is quite an ordeal as they dealt with the flood for the ages. >> you know, we are a pretty reill cent place and we are thinging happening quickly. some people can return to work on monday. the downtown will look a little more normal by the middle of the week and 13 days from now, i'll be wearing boots and hat and riding a horse to lead off the stampede parade and we're going to do it. >> reporter: and as we come back here live, we look at the bow river. at one point, turns in to the south saskatchewan river and threatening al ber that. this is a city of about 60,000. 10,000 residents have been evacuated. the crest in medicine hat expected sometime between 6:00
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a.m. tomorrow morning and noon. we'll have to wait and see how they deal with it. we understand volunteers and so many people are sandbagging and preparing for the worst in medicine hat, fredericka. >> all right. terrible situation. all the best to the people there. appreciate it. next, we have heard lots of hit men testimony of brutal gangland shootings. highlights of the biggest mob trial to hit boston in years straight ahead. at his curren, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense.
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bolger may have been upstaged at his own trial. robert duvall played in "the godfather." no word on why he atentded that trial. bolger is charged in connection with 19 murders. deborah feyerick has a look at biggest moments of court this week. >> reporter: whitey bolger came to face his past and two bookies testified against them. they testified to extortion. to stay in the gambling business. the hitman connected bulger to at least 13 murders, testifying that the two men were involved in 11 of the murders together. now, prosecutors showed pictures of a number of the victims including their cars that were riddled with machine gun fire. bulger has not seen the criminal
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associates in more than two decades and the body language spoke volumes. a bookie barely made eye contact. another bookie, though, did get a laugh recounting a story in which bulger shaking down an agent and he allegedly said, we've got a business besides bookmaking and that's killing people like you. bulger laughed. a rare emotion for bulger. in the testimony of the hitman, bulger barely acknowledged his existence much less that he was sitting six feet away and only time bulger turned his head is when he was called an informant, a rat, the worst of the worst. now families and friends in some of the 19 victims testified about the people who were killed, one woman saying that she was in a car the night it was riddled with machine gun fire. two friends were in that car with her. one was killed. the other paralyzed from the neck down. the government may call as many
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as 80 witnesses including more of bulger's criminal associates. fredericka? >> thanks so much, deb. more on the breaking story. edward snowden's odyssey of hong kong and then moscow and now personal ecuador. what the u.s. is doing in response to his movements next.
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hello, everyone. welcome back. breaking news out of south africa now. south african officials are saying that former president mandela is in critical condition
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today. current president zuma and several other officials visited him in the hospital. president zuam saying, quote, doctors are doing everything possible to get the condition to improve and assuring he is well looked after and is comfortable. the south african civil rights activist has been hospitalized with a lung infection since june 8th. again, nelson mandela, in critical condition in a south africa hospital. it was days ago that one of his grandchildren said he was improving and now this turn of events according to the current south african president zuma that nelson mandela in critical condition. we'll keep you posted on his situation. and other breaking news we are following, a very busy day. edward snowden is heading now for ecuador, according to wikileaks. they helped